Italy | 1964 | 86 mins | R

A masked man with a metal-claw glove stalks models at a couple’s (Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok) fashion salon in Rome.

Director: Mario Bava
Cast: Cameron Mitchell, Claude Dantes, Arianna Gorini



Presented by Toronto Games Week, Rue Morgue & Stompbox with special guests!

A screening of Mario Bava’s BLOOD & BLACK LACE, an all-time classic of Italian giallo cinema, plus a very special talk with guest Pietro Righi Riva, the Italian director of the survival horror video game SATURNALIA, about how Blood & Black Lace and the giallo genre influenced its visual style. A special presentation of the first annual Toronto Games Week, a new celebration of videogame arts and culture. Supported by the Italian Cultural Institute of Toronto and the Sardegna Film Commission Foundation. Co-hosted by Rue Morgue and Stompbox.

“Few gialli are as visually accomplished as this, which marks a high bar for the genre that wasn’t matched, much less exceeded, until the release of Dario Argento’s DEEP RED.” — Russ Fischer, IndieWire

Before Dario Argento’s DEEP RED, there was Mario Bava’s BLOOD AND BLACK LACE. At the Cristiana Haute Couture fashion house, models and their boyfriends excel at the art of backstabbing, blackmail, and snorting cocaine. That is, until a faceless maniac embarks on a mission of death! After the one-two punch of BLACK SUNDAY and BLACK SABBATH, Mario Bava unleashed BLOOD AND BLACK LACE — the movie that perfected the ultra-violent sub-genre that would come to be known as “giallo.” With a gorgeous score by Carlo Rustichelli, and a mood that mashes together the elegance of a quiet rain on a summer night with the luridness of a trashy paperback, it’s no wonder why Martin Scorsese once referred to this movie as “an incredible moment for cinema.” – AGFA



Italy | 1964 | 86 mins | R

Directed by: Mario Bava

Starring: Cameron Mitchell, Claude Dantes, Arianna Gorini

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